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Title:Bottom-up ontology building for domains without existing standards
Author(s):Chong, Steven S.; Rodenhausen, Thomas; Xu, Dongfang; Cui, Hong; Heidorn, Bryan
Subject(s):User-centered design
Phenotypic character
User interface
User experiment
Abstract:Phenotypes are physical characteristics of organisms and are expressed with entities and qualities. Phenotypic characters are important for describing species, studying organismal function and understanding organismal evolution. However, existing phenotype descriptions are not amenable to computation and terms should be mapped to ontologies to disambiguate similar and dissimilar concepts. We discuss issues we encountered when building an ontology with a bottom-up approach. We also describe an upcoming user study to compare expert user performance on existing ontology building software with another system enhanced with features informed by our prior work. By combining a bottom-up ontology building approach with user studies guiding the design of low-barrier ontology building environments, ontology construction will become easier for domain experts and will encourage additional participation in the process, leading to more complete ontologies and greater use of ontologies in research data management.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Chong, S. S., Rodenhausen, T., Xu, D., Cui, H., & Heidorn, P. B. (2017). Bottom-Up Ontology Building for Domains without Existing Standards. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 861-864).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Steven S. Chong, Thomas Rodenhausen, Dongfang Xu, Hong Cui, and Bryan Heidorn
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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